Welcome To

Williamson County

Located In Scenic

Southern Illinois

Coal Miners Memorial

Honoring All Miners
Herrin, IL

Goddard Chapel

Rose Hill Cemetery
Marion, IL

Crab Orchard Lake

Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge
6,965 Acres of Boating, Fishing & Swimming

Williamson County, IL

Marion, IL
Public Square (1910)


American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)

Welcome to Williamson County

Fast growing Williamson County in Southern Illinois beckons travelers and visitors as a regional destination for high quality outdoor recreation, sports events, cultural attractions, family entertainment and hospitality. Long known as the 'Goose Capital' of the world for our outstanding geese hunting, today visitors also come from throughout the Midwest to explore our renown lakes and natural areas. Enjoy our high quality athletic activities and year-round special events, discover our history and attractive shopping and unwind at one of our 100+ restaurants, area wineries and 24 hotels, motels, cabins and bed and breakfasts.

Located at the intersection of Interstates 24, 57 and Illinois Route 13. Williamson County is home to the largest collection of shopping, lodging, wineries and eating establishments in Southern Illinois. Numerous nearby tourist attractions include Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge, Shawnee National Forest and Shawnee Hills Wine Trail.

Your Elected Officials

Jim Marlo

Contact me at 618-998-2141 or via email.

Amanda Barnes

Co. Clerk & Recorder
Contact me at 618-998-2110 or via email.

Tim Atkisson

Contact me at 618-998-2137 or via email.

Circuit Clerk
Contact me at 618-997-1301 or via email.

Jim Rasor

Contact me at 618-998-2138 or via email.

Ashley Gott

Contact me at 618-998-2142 or via email.

Ted Hampson

States Attorney
Contact me at 618-997-1301.

Mike "Junior" Burke

County Coroner
Contact me at 618-993-1314 or via email.

Jeff Diederich

County Sheriff
Contact me at 618-997-1301 or via email.

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